Pras supports Wyclef Jean's opponent
August 6th, 2010
02:05 PM ET

Pras supports Wyclef Jean's opponent

Wyclef Jean’s decision to run for president of Haiti hasn’t exactly opened floodgates of support, but then again, he didn’t expect that to happen.

Sean Penn has already offered his thoughts on whether or not the Haitian-born musician should make moves to lead the devastated nation, and now Pras, who once performed alongside Jean and Lauryn Hill in the '90s group The Fugees,  has issued his support…for Jean’s opponent.

“I endorse Michel Martell as the next president of Haiti because he is the most competent candidate for the job,” Pras said in a statement. “Our beautiful homeland has experienced such devastation and I believe he is the only who can lead the country into a brighter future.”


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Behind the Scenes on Showbiz Tonight: Who was the most provocative celeb?
August 6th, 2010
01:11 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on Showbiz Tonight: Who was the most provocative celeb?

Friday is our favorite day of the week here at "Showbiz Tonight" – not because the weekend is here but because we get to name the Most Provocative Celebrity of the Week!

It’s one of those days when we have more nominees than we can shake a stick at. Competing for the title are Gisele Bundchen, Michaele Salahi and Charlie Sheen. We even had some “dishonorable” mentions, including one for Naomi Campbell.

"Showbiz Tonight" booker and proud mommy Mara Wilcox was adamant that Bundchen should be named Most Provocative for saying there should be a worldwide breast-feeding law. (Trust me, there was even smoke coming out of her ears as she said this.) We want to hear who you think it should be – post your thoughts on our Facebook wall and let us know!

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Salahis were no shows at 'Housewives' premiere
August 6th, 2010
01:08 PM ET

Salahis were no shows at 'Housewives' premiere

Michaele and Tareq Salahi weren’t present at the “Real Housewives of D.C.” premiere party last night, which was held at the Madison hotel in the District, but the other “Housewives” didn’t hold their tongues about the Salahis’ run-in with Whoopi Goldberg on "The View."

“Housewife” Mary Schmidt Amons said she’d had enough, and was ready to speak up Thursday night.

“I don’t think the Salahis are very good at saying ‘I’m sorry,’” she explained to CNN. “All I know [is] the accusations from the Salahi camp are erroneous and false. Whoopi was just trying to encourage her to get back on task.”

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Seth MacFarlane gets a record deal
August 6th, 2010
11:38 AM ET

Seth MacFarlane gets a record deal

Seth MacFarlane may be funny, but is he a singer?

The creator of “Family Guy” will soon answer that question thanks to a new record deal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, MacFarlane has signed with Universal Republic Records to release a debut album of 1940s and '50s show tunes.

"It's rare in this day and age to have the opportunity to create an album that celebrates the classic, sophisticated sound of rich, lush swing orchestrations," MacFarlane said. "It will be an absolute joy to sing this music, and I look forward to working with the entire team at Universal Republic on what we intend to make an exceptional project."

MacFarlane is known for singing spoof songs for his animated projects, but does he have the chops for an actual singing career?


Filed under: Celebrities • Music
Rosie O'Donnell gets OWN show
August 6th, 2010
11:08 AM ET

Rosie O'Donnell gets OWN show

The hosts of "The View" may want to watch their backs. Former co-host Rosie O'Donnell is returning to the daytime talk-show arena with a gig from the Queen of all Media, Oprah Winfrey.

Winfrey and O'Donnell announced yesterday that the 48-year-old comedian will host a fun, uplifting one-hour daily talk show for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network beginning in 2011.

"Rosie is an undeniable talent who has captivated TV audiences for nearly 20 years," said Winfrey, 56, who will step away from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" after 25 seasons in September 2011. "She's a true original, who brings her authentic voice, dynamic energy and pure passion to everything she does."

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'Jersey Shore': Promoting a 'grenade-free America'
August 6th, 2010
11:02 AM ET

'Jersey Shore': Promoting a 'grenade-free America'

Last night’s episode of “Jersey Shore” was packed with enough one-liners and drama to keep us buzzing for the better part of Friday morning, but it still fell flat.

Why? Two words: Ronnie and Sammi.

Not that we don’t care about the star-crossed couple’s drama - it’s just that watching The Situation and Pauly D “creep” on grenades is so much more entertaining. Speaking of grenades... move over GTL (Gym, Tan, Laundry), there's a new acronym in town. GFA: Grenade-Free America. Nice.

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